I was fortunate to receive this vintage pair of Mid-century Modern (MCM) nightstands as a gift for Christmas from my youngest daughter. We actually had a ski trip planned over the Christmas break, but it was cancelled due to lack of snow. Although that was disappointing, I was happy to have this project to work on instead. As you'll see in the "before" pictures they needed a little bit of love.
Before and DuringFrom a distance they didn't look too bad. The are constructed of solid wood with a blond wood veneer.
But as you can see in this close up the finish was in poor condition.
Also included were stickers labeled "Ben" and "Ron". I bet they were a pair of rascals!
The drawers had labels inside which I needed to remove because they were disintegrating. The text was mostly illegible, but I think it read "Suburban".
There were loose and missing pieces of veneer which needed repair before I could get started with paint.
Luckily the weather was unseasonably warm and I was able to work outdoors and enjoy some sunshine!
TJ was visiting for the holidays and he enjoyed basking in the sunbeams, too!
I decided to go with a two-toned color scheme and wanted to use bright modern colors. I taped off the separate areas so I could get a crisp line between the colors. The inside back and shelves are painted in Pure White (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint).
The second color that I chose is Provence (ASCP). I haven't used this color before, but it is beautiful and I will definitely use it again. The color is fresh and clean which is perfect for a contemporary touch, but it would also work beautifully with an antiqued for an aged look.
I added a white ceramic piece to one of the shelves for the photo shoot in order to distinguish between the two nightstands. Each nightstand has a deep bottom shelf.
They also have a shorter top shelf which is still large enough to accommodate standard sized books.
I painted the inside drawer bottoms to coordinate the overall look.
Approximate dimensions at the widest points are 34" high x 19" wide x 12.75" deep.
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